Another two hours have passed and that means one thing....dinner! It was another fast-paced session with several more tables breaking from the Amazon Room leaving us with 103 players left in the tournament and Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi still going strong with around 5.6 million. John Racener is in the lead with about 6.2 million. We're very close to double digits and almost into the home stretch in this Main Event.
During the last level we lost our last woman standing when Breeze Zuckerman was sent to the rail. She ran into pocket aces and had to be content with 121st place. Other notables to fall recently included Robert Mizrachi, Tristan Wade, JP Kelly, Jesper Hougaard and Theo Tran.
Another to fall was Gualter Salles who grabbed our attention yesterday after coming back from a single 1,000-denomination chip to remarkably end the day with 939,000. His chip and a chair story didn't end in a famous fairytale victory as he was sent to the rail.
Johnny Lodden slipped back to a short stack after running his pocket queens into the pocket kings of Edward Ochana, as the kings also paid dividens for Matthew Jarvis as he made quads to surge up the leaderboard.
One moment that will make for some interesting ESPN TV time was when Filippo Candio caused a stir after doubling up with aces against queens. Candio's post-win celebrations were deemed excessive and he was slapped with a one-round penalty. If Candio survives another few days then he's going to make for some entertaining viewing that's for sure.
And there'll be plenty more excitement to come when we return for another two levels of play after dinner, with play recommencing in ninety minutes at 8:30 p.m. local time.